REPORT TITLE:
Nurses; Psychotherapy


DESCRIPTION:
Authorizes the practice of psychotherapy by qualified advanced
practice registered nurses. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
                                                        
THE SENATE                              S.B. NO.           1461
TWENTIETH LEGISLATURE, 1999                                
STATE OF HAWAII                                            
                                                             
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                   A  BILL  FOR  AN  ACT

RELATING TO NURSES. 


BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF HAWAII:

 1      SECTION 1.  Chapter 457, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended
 
 2 by adding a new section to be appropriately designated and to
 
 3 read as follows:
 
 4      "457-     Practice of psychotherapy by advanced practice
 
 5 registered nurses.  Any person who has been recognized by the
 
 6 board as an advanced practice registered nurse and who is
 
 7 qualified by training and experience in psychotherapy, as
 
 8 provided by administrative rule, may practice psychotherapy;
 
 9 provided that the person does not represent the person's self to
 
10 be a psychologist or licensed to practice psychology."
 
11      SECTION 2.  New statutory material is underscored.
 
12      SECTION 3.  This Act shall take effect upon its approval.
 
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14                           INTRODUCED BY:  _______________________